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16th Dec '16 11:27:16 PM CassandraLeo
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* StrawMisogynist: Prejudice against women is common in Santa Teresa, which fuels the domestic violence and murders. [[spoiler: One scene even depicts officers taking advantage of prostitutes that they arrested.]]

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* StrawMisogynist: Prejudice against women is common in Santa Teresa, which fuels the domestic violence and murders. [[spoiler: One scene even depicts officers taking advantage of prostitutes that they arrested.]]]] Then again, the crimes in the novel are based on the real-life murders of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_homicides_in_Ciudad_Ju%C3%A1rez literally hundreds of women in Ciudad Juárez]], so this is arguably an extremely uncomfortable case of TruthInTelevision.
15th May '16 2:09:02 PM Crino37
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* WallOfText: There's paragraphs that leasts around 5 pages, seriously. Those are most proeminent in the fourth part.
7th Oct '15 8:01:44 AM HighCrate
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* MightyGlacier: Hans. The guy is huge, but moves as if he's walking on the ocean floor.

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* %%* MightyGlacier: Hans. The guy is huge, but moves as if he's walking on the ocean floor.
12th Sep '15 11:50:22 PM nombretomado
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The Part About Archimboldi: The origin of [[ShroudedInMyth Benno]] [[TheVonTropeFamily von Archimboldi]] is finally unveiled. [[spoiler: He's really Hans Reiter, a Prussian born in 1920 who fought for Germany in WorldWarII and created a new identity as his homeland - and all of Europe - was reconstructed.]] The narrative follows Archimboldi's childhood all the way into [[RetiredBadass his eighties]], when his work has [[VindicatedByHistory gained literary acclaim]] and made him a contender for the [[NobelPrizeInLiterature Nobel Prize]].

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The Part About Archimboldi: The origin of [[ShroudedInMyth Benno]] [[TheVonTropeFamily von Archimboldi]] is finally unveiled. [[spoiler: He's really Hans Reiter, a Prussian born in 1920 who fought for Germany in WorldWarII and created a new identity as his homeland - and all of Europe - was reconstructed.]] The narrative follows Archimboldi's childhood all the way into [[RetiredBadass his eighties]], when his work has [[VindicatedByHistory gained literary acclaim]] and made him a contender for the [[NobelPrizeInLiterature [[UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature Nobel Prize]].
28th Aug '15 5:26:47 PM efay
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* TheChick: Liz Norton.



* ThePeepingTom: Hans and a few other soldiers watch Entrescu and the Baroness have sex.



* TheStraightMan: Hans Reiter, compared with the characters he meets throughout the war.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: Archimboldi learns how to use a computer and the Internet, [[spoiler: and throws his old, expensive typewriter he got from Mr. Bubis off a cliff.]]



* TheChick: Liz Norton.



* ThePeepingTom: Hans and a few other soldiers watch Entrescu and the Baroness have sex.
* TheStraightMan: Hans Reiter, compared with the characters he meets throughout the war.



* TheUnsolvedMystery: Much like in real life, the serial murder investigation is never concluded.


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* TheUnsolvedMystery: Much like in real life, the serial murder investigation is never concluded.
4th May '14 2:36:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* UpperClassWit: Baroness Von Zumpe, [[spoiler: especially after she becomes Mrs. Bubis.]]
5th Jan '14 9:40:58 AM efay
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-->There is something secret, horrible, and cosmic afoot, centered around Santa Teresa (and possibly culminating in the mystical year of the book's title, a date that is referred to in passing in Amulet as well). We can at most glimpse it, in those uncanny moments when the world seems wrong.[[http://blog.semcoop.com/2008/11/10/2666/]]

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-->There is something secret, horrible, and cosmic afoot, centered around Santa Teresa (and possibly culminating in the mystical year of the book's title, a date that is referred to in passing in Amulet ''Amulet'' as well). We can at most glimpse it, in those uncanny moments when the world seems wrong.[[http://blog.semcoop.com/2008/11/10/2666/]]
5th Jan '14 9:40:19 AM efay
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* EldritchLocation: All of the characters notice that something's... ''off'' about Santa Teresa.

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* EldritchLocation: All of the characters notice that something's... ''off'' about Santa Teresa. As one reviewer put it:
-->There is something secret, horrible, and cosmic afoot, centered around Santa Teresa (and possibly culminating in the mystical year of the book's title, a date that is referred to in passing in Amulet as well). We can at most glimpse it, in those uncanny moments when the world seems wrong.[[http://blog.semcoop.com/2008/11/10/2666/]]
17th Mar '13 10:52:37 AM MarkLungo
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The Part About Amalfitano: [[AbsentMindedProfessor Oscar Amalfitano]] works as a [[PhilosophyTropes philosophy]] professor at the University of Santa Teresa. As he slowly [[SanitySlippage loses grip on reality]], he learns of the crimes being committed in the city and [[PapaWolf attempts to keep his daughter safe]].

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The Part About Amalfitano: [[AbsentMindedProfessor Oscar Amalfitano]] works as a [[PhilosophyTropes philosophy]] professor at the University of Santa Teresa. As he slowly [[SanitySlippage loses his grip on reality]], he learns of the crimes being committed in the city and [[PapaWolf attempts to keep his daughter safe]].
17th Mar '13 10:46:58 AM MarkLungo
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Written and [[AuthorExistenceFailure left unfinished]] by Creator/RobertoBolano, ''2666'' depicts the [[RealLifeWritesThePlot unsolved and ongoing serial murders]] in Santa Teresa, Mexico ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_homicides_in_Ciudad_Ju%C3%A1rez aka Ciudad Juaraz]]), and the Eastern Front of WorldWarII. Spanning nearly sixty years, the plot also revolves around the exploits of the [[ReclusiveArtist reclusive author Benno von Archimboldi]], and the people whom he has affected. The story was originally released in 2004, adapted into stage play in 2007, and was eventually translated for English audiences in 2008. Bolaño was posthumously awarded the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for it as well. The novel is divided into five parts:

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Written and [[AuthorExistenceFailure left unfinished]] by Creator/RobertoBolano, ''2666'' depicts the [[RealLifeWritesThePlot unsolved and ongoing serial murders]] in Santa Teresa, Mexico ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_homicides_in_Ciudad_Ju%C3%A1rez aka Ciudad Juaraz]]), and the Eastern Front of WorldWarII. Spanning nearly sixty years, the plot also revolves around the exploits of the [[ReclusiveArtist reclusive author Benno von Archimboldi]], and the people whom he has affected. The story was originally released in 2004, adapted into a stage play in 2007, and was eventually translated for English audiences in 2008. Bolaño was posthumously awarded the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for it as well. The novel is divided into five parts:
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